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McGuinness on…the (copy)righteous ones

February 18, 2011


Think of your homework. So you’ve Googled a point, you’ve taken the best-fitting answers to the question you are faced with from the websites that you’ve found. You’ve probably referenced them, because it’s that sort of an essay. But did you ask the writers’ permission to use their information? Advertisements

McGuinness on…from science to story

December 21, 2010


It’s been a week of work experience. Now I will plan to tell you how I saw the world spin.

McGuinness on…why I actually think I like science

December 15, 2010


This week I have been mostly working at the Science Media Centre, in the Royal Institution.

NASA: ‘CO2 causes climate change’

October 20, 2010


Shocking. Yes, this is the breaking news that NASA has found out, about two millennia later than the rest of the world, that carbon dioxide is a massive factor within climate change. The report has come after research into greenhouse gases. Water vapour and other condensing substances within the atmosphere make up around 98% of the […]

Sex? Phobias? Racism? Prejudices?

October 14, 2010


None of this was really discussed in the article I chose to review for this particular task, ‘Parasites, minds and cultures’ by Justin H. Park and Martin Schaller in The Psychologist (November 2009). I enjoyed what they attempted to do with what essentially was a nice piece of research, but I wasn’t overly enamoured with […]

Why aren’t we Hungary for science?

October 11, 2010


Following what could be the most substantial environmental disaster for the next decade, why weren’t the papers quick to pick up on its potential effects or, more importantly, its actual fallout? Politics, probably.   Less than a week ago a reservoir in Hungary, not too close to the capital Budapest, which contained a huge amount […]

Indian Vegetables (not just the officials in Delhi) – Comment

September 28, 2010


(Most of what follows, and what preceded it, is likely to have been sourced from the BBC website.) In an age where the climate change is not the next big thing, it has been and has since become probably the most heated (excuse the pun) debate among scientists, the media and the ubiquitous ‘man-on-the-street’. So […]